Undergraduate Courses in Global Thought

The Spring 2018 course, “Global 20: Youth in an Interconnected World” asks what it mean to be 20 years old as the world confronts seismic shifts in the geopolitical order, in the nature and future of work, and in the ways we connect with each other, express identity, engage politically, and create communities of belonging.

The course is open to all Columbia and Barnard undergraduates.


The first undergraduate seminar in Global Thought, “Inquiries into an Interconnected World” (CGTH UN3401), was offered in Fall 2017.

The course considered the ways we think about, debate, and give meaning to the interconnected world in which we live. It examined how flows of people, things and ideas across national borders both connect our world and create uneven consequences within and among communities. Co-curricular learning experiences in global New York connected the classroom with the city.